|About the book|
"Creating a Coaching Culture provides a rich source of knowledge, guidance and experience for anybody involved in the important business of helping drive coaching in organisations. It builds on the Hawkins and Smith seven-step model that we have used to guide our thinking and actions at Ernst & Young. After reading the book I take away a host of ideas and best practice that I will use in the business."
Ian Paterson, Ernst & Young LLP and MD, EMCC UK
"Peter Hawkins draws on 30 years of international organizational change consultancy in Creating a Coaching Culture. He offers seven steps, numerous case studies, and his real world experience. Reading this book, it is easy to pinpoint how far along one's organization has moved towards developing a sustainable coaching culture and what the next steps are. Like Peter's other books, Creating a Coaching Culture sits on my desk, not my bookshelf, because of its usefulness, depth of thought, and Peter's expertise."
Catherine Carr, doctoral candidate in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching, Carr & Associates leadership coaching
"The book clearly outlines why the creation of a coaching culture is critical to the success of any organisation. More importantly it describes the practical steps required to achieve this success and how you can measure progress and benefits along the journey."
Richard King, Serial NED and Coach, former Deputy Managing Partner for Ernst and Young
"In recent years, the concepts of leadership culture and coaching culture have become increasingly intertwined, to the extent that achieving a coaching culture is a common aspiration for organizations of all sizes … Peter Hawkins brings the topic up to date, using multiple case studies and an analytical approach that clarifies the challenges and how to address them."
David Clutterbuck, Visiting Professor, Oxford Brookes & Sheffield Hallam Universities, UK
"In this book Peter Hawkins brings together his extensive experience as a business leader, coach, consultant and leadership developer to provide a comprehensive handbook on how to help people, teams and organisational stakeholders learn through the practice of coaching. It will be of benefit not only to those engaged in the people development professions, but also managers and leaders who are looking to enhance the value and potential contribution of their people."
Hilary Lines PhD, Executive and Team Coach, UK
"This is an eloquently written text that is recommended reading for coaches and mentors working in large organizations, for human resource managers and corporate management teams."
EMCC's International Journal
"Have just finished reading this it is excellent and like all Peter's books practical but well informed."
How do we create a coaching culture?
What will be the benefits for all parties?
How can we link it to the performance of our business?
How do we calculate the return on investment?
How do we make it sustainable?
Organizations are investing large sums of money in employing external and internal coaching and are increasingly under pressure to show a demonstrable return on this investment. In this much-needed book, Hawkins gives a well researched and practical answer to the whole question of how you create a ‘coaching culture’ and provides a step-by step guide to implementing this change. The book includes advice for both coaches and HR professionals on:
|About the author|
Peter Hawkins is founder and emeritus chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, UK, as well a leading coach, consultant, writer and researcher in organisational strategy, leadership, creating a coaching culture, and team and board development. He is author of several books on coaching, supervision, leadership team coaching and leadership.
|Table of contents|
Introduction: The Coaching Challenge for chief executives, HR directors, heads of coaching, internal and external coaches, managers, coach trainers and researchers
Setting the Context: The growth of coaching and the challenges it now faces
Part 1: The Foundational Pillars
What is a coaching culture? The key ingredients
Creating a coaching strategy and aligning it to the wider organisational culture change
Part 2: The Seven Steps
Step One: Developing an effective panel of external coaches
Step Two: Developing the internal coaching and mentoring capacity
Step Three: The organization’s leaders actively support coaching endeavours and align these endeavours to the organizational culture change
Step Four: Coaching moves beyond individual formal sessions to team coaching and organizational learning
Step Five: Coaching becomes embedded in the HR and performance management processes of the organization
Step Six: Coaching becomes the predominant style for managing through out the organization
Step Seven: Coaching becomes how an organization does business with all its stakeholders
Part 3: Integration and Depth
How to get all the elements working together and aligned to the "relational value chain"
Expanding the depth and improving the quality of coaching activities: supervision and continuous personal and professional development
Evaluation, research and the return on investment from creating a coaching culture
Conclusion: The challenges going forward